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Most Recent Scam Alerts

June 1, 2021
Blog Post
If you used MoneyGram to send money to a scammer between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2017, you may be eligible to file a claim for a refund.
June 1, 2021
Article
Right now, there are no plans to create a national COVID-19 vaccine verification app, certificate or passport.
May 28, 2021
Blog Post
More than a year into the pandemic, and months after the first rollout of COVID-19 vaccines, people are eager to get back to their regular activities. But some activities might require you to show that you’ve been vaccinated or had a recent negative COVID-19 test. How you do that may depend on the activity and where you live. The patchwork approach gives scammers an opportunity to cash in on the confusion. Here are a few ways to help stay ahead of the scammers.
May 27, 2021
Article
Scammers promise to make changes to your mortgage loan or take other steps to save your home, but they don’t deliver. Never pay a company upfront for promises to help you get relief on paying your mortgage.
May 27, 2021
Article
Looking to get your college degree? Here’s how to tell the difference between legit schools and a diploma mill. 
May 27, 2021
Article
Thinking about getting your high school diploma? Here’s how to tell the difference between legit programs and diploma scams.
May 25, 2021
Article
Need money for school? Here's how to spot scholarship and financial aid scams.
May 21, 2021
Article
If you’re thinking about buying a timeshare or joining a vacation club, make sure you know exactly what you’re getting into to.
May 19, 2021
Blog Post
Have you gotten a recorded phone message from “Susie” with the “Vehicle Service Department” calling about your vehicle warranty? That’s, like, so retro. But fanny packs, scrunchies, and tie dye are back — and so are vehicle warranty robocalls.
May 18, 2021
Article
Some multi-level marketing businesses are illegal pyramid schemes. Before joining an MLM program, here are some things to know.
May 13, 2021
Blog Post
During this past year, the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic fallout have reminded us how important it is to help each other through difficult times. In May, as we celebrate Older Americans Month, remember that one of the best ways to help your friends and family is to pass on what you know about how to spot and avoid Coronavirus-related scams. 
May 12, 2021
Blog Post
Unwanted calls are annoying. They can feel like a constant interruption — and many are from scammers. Unfortunately, technology makes it easy for scammers to make millions of calls a day. So this week, as part of Older Americans Month, we’re talking about how to block unwanted calls — for yourself, and for your friends and family.
May 11, 2021
Article
Before you start your travel plans, learn common tactics scammers use that can ruin your entire trip.
May 11, 2021
Blog Post
It’s never too late to find love, and lots of dating sites and apps are there to help. But scammers are out to steal your heart, too…and then steal your money.
May 11, 2021
Article
If you’ve been scammed, someone might promise to help you get your money back –– if you pay in advance. That’s another scam.
May 10, 2021
Article
Some companies promise you a low-interest loan or credit card, but want a fee first. They’re scams. Learn the warning signs.
May 7, 2021
Article
Tips to help you choose a contractor, pay wisely, and handle problems along the way.
May 7, 2021
Article
Use caution when dealing with companies that promise to negotiate lower payments for your car loan if you pay them an advance fee.

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